Quinoa tabbouleh

Enjoy this nutrient-packed salad, with juicy tomatoes and cucumber, as a delicious and healthy lunch

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 284
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 38g
  • sugars 14g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 10g
  • salt 0.4g

Ingredients

  • 200g quinoa
  • juice 1-2 lemons
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • small bunch mint, chopped
  • small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • bunch spring onions, sliced
  • ½ cucumber, deseeded and diced
  • handful walnuts, chopped

Tip

Protein boost

Pumpkin seeds and flaked almonds will give you more protein. You could also include mackerel, which adds vitamin D and valuable omega-3 too. 

Method

  1. Rinse the quinoa well and place in a pan with about double the volume of water. Bring to the boil, cover, reduce the heat and gently simmer for 10 mins or until the grain unwraps itself. Turn off the heat and leave to cool slightly, then drain any remaining water.

  2. Season the quinoa, stir in the lemon juice and oil and leave to cool fully. Stir in the other ingredients, then serve.